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The effects of Aila Cyclone


The Aila Cyclone which basically originated from Bay of Bengal and gradually moved towards North Bengal caused heavy damage in the plains and hills of West Bengal. 

Queen of the hills Darjeeling was caught by surprise and was severely hit. The heavy unexpected incessant rain for almost 24 hours caused a lot of destruction in Darjeeling and the surrounding hills. Many houses were wiped off and twenty one people lost their dear lives in Darjeeling itself. Darjeeling was once again cut off from other towns and cities as the roads leading to Darjeeling were damaged because of landslides. The cyclone did not even spare little children and engulfed whatever was on its way.

Today army personnel are still looking for their two colleagues whose body has not been recovered from the slide. People who lost their loved ones still feel that they have gone somewhere and would return home soon. Tears have not stopped rolling down of those people whose houses and loved ones have disappeared.

Nature bows to no one except the person above. In this hard time Mankind in Action for Rural Growth (MARG) a non for profit organization with its Project Office in Darjeeling would like to help the people who have been hit by this cyclone. We can’t bring back their loved ones; we can’t bring back the houses which they have built with their life long savings but we can definitely help them to start a new life in a small way. MARG would exactly want to do that.

Friends, I would request you to spare a lunch or two, may be a cigarette pack or a drink for a day and contribute generously. Your small gesture would definitely make a great difference. MARG would highlight all contribution received on its website  and for each contribution MARG would provide a receipt.

How you can donate?

You can send in you contribution either by cheque/DD/Cash in favour of “MANKIND IN ACTION FOR RURAL GROWTH” to

Nirnay John Chettri
MARG Project Office
14/B, Dali Fatak, Dali
Darjeeling – 734101
West Bengal, India


We would stop the collection on 31st of August 2009

                                           Photo: Save the Hills

                                              DONOR'S NAME

1.   Ms. Renuka Pradhan                    Rs 500/- (MARG receipt no 151)
2.   Ms. Sharon Gyamtsho Lepcha      Rs 1500/- (MARG receipt no. 152)
3.   Ms. Rebecca Chettri                      Rs 2000/- (MARG receipt no. 153)
4.   Mr. Sudhir Rai                               Rs 1000/- (MARG receipt no. 136)
5.   Fr. T. C Joseph (SDB)                    Rs 5000/- (MARG receipt no. 154)
6.   Mr. Ravi Pradhan                          Rs 3000/- (MARG receipt no. 155)
7.   Dasho Ugen Tsechup Dorji           Rs 10,000/- (MARG receipt no. 156)
8.   Mr. Amitava Datta                         Rs 5,000/- (MARG receipt no.157)
9.   Ms. Rukmini Gopal                         Rs 500/- (MARG receipt no. 158)

                                                          TOTAL   Rs 28,500/-


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